The Pendlebury Centre

What is a Young Carer

A Young Carer is a child or young adult who spends time looking after or helping a member of their family who because of an illness or disability, mental health problem or drug and alcohol issue is unable to take care of everyday tasks themselves without some help.

The help you may give could be shopping, making meals, doing the laundry, or perhaps you help out with nursing care, for example, giving medication or lifting someone up and downstairs or in and out of bed.

Maybe you give your time just to be with someone when they need company.

If you live in Stockport and this sounds like you or if you are a parent, your child and what you do, maybe we can be of some help.

We provide respite via age-appropriate social activities, family support, school liaison and opportunities to simply enjoy being a child or young person away from their caring responsibilities.

Please visit our website – https://signpostforcarers.org.uk/

Pendlebury Young Carers

As a school we use our professional expertise and certified tools to identify students that may come under the Young Carer umbrella, we then speak with their appropriate adult and gain consent to make any supportive referrals. Sometimes our students may not reach the Stockport Young Carers threshold for support. For this reason, we have an in house Young Carer support hub. Here students’ can meet with friends who share similar circumstances, spend their break times doing enjoyable, fun things. The hub is open to all Young Carers no matter where they lie on the threshold and their friends that wish to support them.

As a school we use our professional expertise and certified tools to identify students that may come under the Young Carer umbrella, we then speak with their appropriate adult and gain consent to make any supportive referrals. Sometimes our students may not reach the Stockport Young Carers threshold for support. For this reason, we have an in house Young Carer support hub. Here students’ can meet with friends who share similar circumstances, spend their break times doing enjoyable, fun things. The hub is open to all Young Carers no matter where they lie on the threshold and their friends that wish to support them.

Young Carers hub is open: Tuesday Lunch time 12.30-1.00pm

The Worry Box is located in THE POD and is accessible to post your worries at anytime, Miss Skehan will check the box each week

Young-Carers-Identification-Guide-a-tool-for-education-staff

Young Carer Charter

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The Young Carers Charter

Young Carer Mission Statement

No Wrong Doors